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Sunshine Cops
Chinese: 陽光警察 "You talkin' to me, honey?"
Stephen Fung and Angelica Lee (AKA: Sinjie)
Year: 1999
Director: Lo Kim-Wah
Writer: Felix Chong Man-Keung
Action: Ma Yuk-Sing
Cast: Stephen Fung Tak-Lun, Ken Cheung Chi-Hiu, Angelica Lee Sum-Kit, Eileen Tung Oi-Ling, Ken Wong Hap-Hei, Andrew Lin Hoi, Au Yi-Ha, Tong Law-Man, Chow Chi-Kui, Chan Man-Na, Wai Kei-Shun, Simon Lui Yu-Yeung, Philip Kwok Chun-Fung, Astrid Chan Chi-Ching, Chan Yam, Spencer Lam Seung-Yi, Sammul Chan Kin-Fung, Raymond Wong Ho-Yin, Lam Suet, Hong Ma-Lei, Wong Cho-Lam
The Skinny: It's a teen comedy! It's an action picture! It's actually somewhat amusing! Despite possessing zero in the way of depth, this occasional snoozer also provides a kung-fu fix for the most desperate.
by Kozo:

This fluffy actioner comes from Raymond Chow and Golden Harvest and pushes one of their new turks, prettyboy Stephen Fung. He plays H20, a free-spirited and somewhat daffy cop who’s hand-picked to be a “Sunshine Cop.” He and his dubbed partner Sammy (Ken Cheung) are publicity tools for the police. They’re supposed to fight crime, attend public events, and look handsome and dashing. Basically, we’re talking law enforcement popstars. 

After some initial success where the two kick ass and look handsome, they run afoul of annoying press and misunderstandings which help ruin their squeaky-clean image. However, when evil bastard Andrew Lin holds a school hostage, the two can regain their public standing and “exercise the spirit of the Sunshine Cops.” At least that’s what the cover artwork says. 

This film (if you could call it that) is absolute mist, betraying HK’s worst filmmaking problem: screenwriting. Despite a potentially rich and amusing storyline, the film never capitalizes. Perhaps it would have been better to concentrate on satirizing HK’s pop-star driven media, but the detours into personal relationships and family serve no real purpose. 

Thank god there’s action! Action director Ma Yuk-Sing gets some good ass-kicking action out of his two young stars, which is great because without it the film would prove ultimately unwatchable. With that in mind, I managed to forgive the movie, but someday I may not be so kind to other HK films of its ilk. For fans of eighties HK Cinema this movie will be disappointing, but it’s great if you’re a fan of Stephen Fung. However, I believe most of his fans are fourteen year-old girls. (Kozo 1999)

Availability: DVD (Hong Kong)
Region 0 NTSC
Universe Laser
Cantonese and Mandarin Language Tracks
Dolby Digital 5.1
Removable English and Chinese Subtitles

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